March 2021. We stayed at Nehalem Bay State Park for 4 days. Turning off of HWY 101 to the park was somewhat of a bumpy pothole road for about a half mile or so. Then very good roads in the park itself. No one at the main entrance so we drove into our loop (A) space 32 and backed in. Had just enough space for our 21’ trailer and pickup truck. We hooked up to power and water, no sewer hookup. Two dump stations were out at the main entrance. This spot had many short trees and had a fair amount or room between us and the other campers. It also had a picnic table and a fire ring and was backed into the dunes area. It was just a short walk to the beach entrance path from our site. At the beach was very large area and had the whitest sand I have ever seen except in Hawaii. The parks bathrooms were spotless but the showers in our area (A) were shut down because of no hot water. You had to go to loop (B) to take a shower. As far as I could see all the RV camping spots were back in’s and mixed in were tent camping areas. In other locations were Yurt’s you could rent too. This park has many-many camping sites as well as selling ICE and Wood. My wife really loved this park as it was very beautiful. The park had a host at each loop as with most state camp grounds do. The host I talked to was Ed, a very nice, friendly and knowledgeable guy. We took our bikes for a ride on the bike friendly roads and enjoyed the ride as this park has a long loop bike trail to use. We took a ride to Warrenton to go to Walmart one day and then took a ride the next day to Nehalem and ate fish and chips at Riverside Fish‘n Chips. The food there was fabulous as it was rated 4.5 out of 5 with Google. The wife also shopped at Hope Chest thrift store one day in Nehalem, I think. Over all for the$132.00 it cost us it was worth every penny to camp there.
Today we started to go to this camp area and the sign well before the camp said “Closed”.
In August 2020 we stayed at space 70 with another couple in our old rig. Due to COVID-19 every other campsite was empty otherwise this campground would be only 6' on each side apart. They are adding full hookup sites but they are not finished yet. Some of these full hookup sites have 50AMP service and others have only 20AMP service and water. The showers and Kids play area were closed due to COVID. Besides the fact there is the Kilchis River that runs along side of the park, the kids play area that was closed due to COVID and the horse shoe pits this campground is remote about 8 miles from the 101 HWY.
In October 2020 was a nice place to stay at with full hookups, sewer& a very clean place to stay. There are at least 10 people working to keep the area clean and well kept. The campsites were close together if it was not for COVID-19 restrictions where every other space need to be closed. The bathrooms were very clean. The showers were closed because of COVID-19 restrictions. A quick walk to the beach and jetty area. There is a hill with seats and a table overlooking the Ocean just at the Jetty area. We stayed at site#71 where there was a light on a pole that came on nightly and really took away our ability to see any stars, so if you want to see stars and sit mostly in the dark don't pick site#71 and a few others. This place has normally has 365 camping sites, but they had almost 70% of the camp sites closed because of COVID-19.
In November 2020 the road into the park was rough and full of many pot holes but had lots of drive space. We stayed in space 415 the only camp that had a view of the bay which was only 100 feet from the site. There were 3 trees not very tall. Two on the left and one on the right of our space. The site was gravel based and only big enough for our truck with a camper to back in. The site had full hook ups, 50AMP, 30AMP, 110VAC and a sewer. The park has many tent and RV sites of which because of the time of year most sites were empty. There are many full time residents living in spaces 100, 200. They had a pre-paid wireless WYFI service that cost us$12 for 7 days of service. The bandwidth was some what low some of the time and good other times.
In February 2021 this park is right off HWY101. Upon entry is a very nice view of the center of the park and a few speed bumps you have to really slow down for. Upon check in at the office 2 very nice lady’s where working where one greeted me and checked me in and gave me a bag of salt water taffy as a newcomer to the park along with papers of the park rules and TV cable channel listings and more. We had made previous reservations but the first 3 days we could not make it to the park, so the lady asked if we would like to start our weeks stay that day…“sure I said”. That was very unexpected and gracious of them! The area we stayed in was in the tree area and park rules said you could have wood camp fires. After we backed into of space#67 that was very easy because of the road in front of our space to the left. The site was gravel and almost level but sort of small in width and length but enough for our 21’ trailer and pickup. There was a 5” high concrete fire ring and a picnic table to the right of our space but that was all the room we had and no shrubs’ or anything between sites. It also had water and cable TV hook up along with a sewer that required a screw on sewer connection that in some sites were 25 plus feet from the rear of the site. The sites next to each side of us were very close about 3 feet apart. There were two parking areas for extra rigs. One was it the upper tree area and the other was just above the ocean site area as most of the sites in this area were only large enough for the RV and the toad or pull vehicle where as in the upper tree area there were many pull thru sites large enough for both rigs. The park was very-very clean and well kept. The both bathrooms were spotless and the upper bathroom had 3 showers with plastic curtains for.50 cents for 5 minutes time with really nice hot water. The lower bathroom toward the ocean was newer and the wife said the showers there had doors for privacy and were a lot nicer inside. The upper park area had a laundry room attached to the bathroom. To wash was$1.50 and to dry was.50 for 5 minutes time and had a large folding area. All the outside staff were very friendly and caring about their jobs. There was a path about half way down the park on the left side that went to the beach area access which we took and walked on the beach during low tide, but during high tide there is no beach access. The lower ocean site area has 3 levels that over looked the ocean. Very nice and more costly. At the 3rd lowest ocean site area there was a set of stairs that also went down to the beach area access. Park rules say the upper ocean site area could not have any wood fires and could only use propane fires with the exception of on the beach. Lincoln city was only 15 minutes away to the north by car and Newport was about 25 minutes away to the south but there was a grocery store about 5 minutes to the south from the RV park the had a good selection of items. The 4 rating was because of the closeness of the camp sites and the$26 nightly cost is because of camping off season. This RV park is a wonderful place to say at!